Wednesday, October 7, 2009

WIP Wednesday #15

IN THE NEWS: "Pa. woman put stolen check in church plate". Read more HERE.

Well, this Work In Progress Wednesday I have good news to share and bad news to share.

First the good. :)

I met all my writing AND reading goals, thus my progress bar looks great!

(Psst. Look below)



49115 / 50000 words. 98% done!

Woo-hoo!

Now for the bad news. :(

That progress bar is actually deceiving. Yes, deceiving. Although it looks as if I only have about 900 words left to completion, I can tell you right now THERE IS NO WAY NO HOW I'm going to finish this thing in so few words. Sigh.

There. It's been said.

Action must be taken. So... in honor of NaNoWriMo coming up next month, I plan to push myself and actually finish my story by next Wednesday. If I don't, you have permission to boo and hiss me. Seriously!! Just don't throw shoes. They hurt.

How's your progress coming along?

24 comments:

Jessica said...

Wow, I should look at your progress bar more often! LOL Congrats. Even if you have 5000 words, that's still SO close!!

Alissa said...

I don't know if someone was to throw really cute designer shoes in, say, an 8 1/2, I might practice my ducking skills! Congrats on making your writing goals. Perhaps if I set some for myself I would get more done.

Natalie said...

You are doing great! I'm so impressed. My progress is non-existent lately. I've been project hopping so I still don't have a manuscript with more than 5000 words. Sigh. I'm going to do NaNo though so hopefully I'll have great progress in November.

Cindy said...

My progress has been okay. I haven't been writing as much as I normally do, but this book is also different. Good luck finishing your WIP before November!

Stephanie said...

3 more chapters here...I hope I can finish it up before the nano next month, I almost forgot about it! Just in time for my new book idea!

Tamika: said...

I am so excited for you! Even though you have more than 900 words to completion it sounds like you keeping to the writing regime.

I am joining Nanowrimo this year for the first time! Can anyone tell me what to expect?

Blessings to you...

Stephanie Faris said...

I think we're all trying to get to the end of whatever we're working on so we can start something new Nov 1! I know the feeling, though. I've often gotten toward the end and realized it's going to take 10,000 more words or so to finish that sucker up!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Congrats to you, Jennifer. You are so close, even if 900 words won't do it.

Are you starting a new story for NaNoWriMo?

Lazy Writer said...

No shoes? Hmm...

You can do it. I know you can. Just stay off of blogger. :)

Elizabeth Bradley said...

You go girl.

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Good luck hitting that finish line!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

i'd plow on through...writing over your goal...and then cut. always easier to cut then produce when the juice ain't flowin'. good luck!

jeannie
Where Romance Meets Therapy

Kara said...

That's wonderful that you are almost done! My progess is slow, always slow but steady:)

Diggestive said...

I love your blog and so am passing an award on to you.

Many thanks

Holly Rutchik said...

I agree, go over your word goal and then edit. We all know how that goes! Good for you though- you have been working hard! Progress is progress!
Check out my WIP Wednesday at FALLING UPWARD

Strange Fiction said...

Congrats! You're close!

T. Anne said...

I say yay you! In fact.... I have to finish my novel by next week as well. It must be done so I can get on with edits and life in general. SO.... let the games begin girlfriend. Get on your mark, get set.... ;)

Michelle said...

I think you're making wonderful progress on your reading goals. Congrats to you. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

Diane said...

Hope it goes smoothly for you. I did e-mail you also, but leave me your snail mail for the purse giveawy you won. Have a great weekend! :O)

Glynis said...

Keep up the good work!

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Tomatoes? Maybe nice squishy avocados? It'd be like getting a free facial mask. :-D

SJDuvall said...

Great job, just reaching 50K is wonderful, even if it's not the end of the story.

Are you going to do Nano too? Or is this your "Nano" now?

Jennifer Shirk said...

SJ: This is my mini version of NaNo. LOL!

Jaime Theler said...

Congrats on the progress! (Even if there's more to go than you thought.) I'd love to finish mine by next Wednesday, but it's not going to happen unless I suddenly no longer need sleep. Good luck!